Lawrence Kotowicz

Obituary of Lawrence Kotowicz

Lawrence “Larry” Kotowicz On November 26, 2022 Lawrence “Larry” Kotowicz died from a heart attack and other medical issues. Larry is predeceased by his first wife, Carmella DeMar, his parents, Thomas and Emily, his brother, Tom Kotowicz, paternal cousins, John and Carol Sanford, and nephew, Michael Kotowicz. He is missed by his wife, Marguerite Harris; brother, David (Evelyn) Kotowicz; sister, Nancy (Carl Sardegna) Williams; Nancy’s son, Christopher Williams; Tom’s wife, Shirley Kotowicz, and Tom’s daughters, Cathy Steesy, Cindy Carell and their families; son, Richard Kotowicz and his family; brother-in-law, Alan Harris, Erica Harris; daughter, Michele Harris Tarantino, (Jay) and Samantha, their child. He was loved by cousins-in-law, Bill and Peg Hartwig, Ann Galen and her son, Steve Galen; paternal cousin, Gary and Bonnie; cousins, Janet and Ernie Steiglehner and their children, Tom (Mary) and Laura (James) Geary. Many memories of wonderful weekends were made at their lodge in the Catskills with cousins, Janet and Ernie. Larry was born and raised in East Rochester and graduated from East Rochester High School. He obtained a chemical engineering degree from Clarkson University and a Master’s Degree in Math/Statistics from RIT. Larry began his career at Bausch and Lomb. He then worked at Xerox, eventually retiring from there. Larry served in the National Guard and trained as a long range sharp shooter. He was active in politics as an adult and served on the planning board for East Rochester. He and Marguerite met on a blind date and were introduced by Daryl Harris. They married two years later. When they were dating they would have dinner on Tuesday nights with Larry’s mom at the Northside Inn in East Rochester. Larry enjoyed sports and bowled for years as well as playing golf two days a week at Green Hills of which he as a long standing member. He was the treasurer for the Green Hills “F-Troop”, that appeared to specialize in how to have fun when not playing golf. Larry loved to cook. He liked a perfect lawn. He loved his wife’s very big Rhodesian Ridgebacks. He liked having a Scotch in the late afternoon. Larry was loved by his many friends, for his sense of humor, good nature and intellect. He will be missed by many. Calling hours for Larry will be held on April 13, 2023 from 4-7pm. Interment will be held privately for the family on Friday. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to Hillside Family of Agencies.
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